Active shooter endings

For The New York Times, Larry Buchanan and Lauren Leatherby used Sankey diagrams to show the endings from active shootings in the United States:

Most attacks captured in the data were already over before law enforcement arrived. People at the scene did intervene, sometimes shooting the attackers, but typically physically subduing them. But in about half of all cases, the attackers commited suicide or simply stopped shooting and fled.

Chart Type Used

Sankey Diagram